Bishop to speak at film on gay issues in Africa

By Press Office
August 12, 2011

This evening (12 August) at 17:45 there is a showing of the powerful film 'Getting Out', followed by Q&A with Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous supporter of the rights and dignity of LGBT people, at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh.

Bishop Christopher is also speaking tomorrow, Saturday 13 August, from 12.30pm at St John's Church, Edinburgh (, in a conversation entitled 'The worst place in the world to be gay?'

Tonight's film-documentary, produced by the Refugee Law Project in collaboration with the Ugandan Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, explores the reality that for many LGBTI Africans coming out to family and friends at home is not even an option.

Before they can come out, they first have to get out. This means not only finding means to escape the political forces promoting homophobia at home, but also dealing with the hypocrisies and failings of asylum systems around the world.

Filmed in Uganda, South Africa, Geneva, and London, with supporting footage from Malawi and Zimbabwe, 'Getting Out' depicts the true stories of five individuals navigating their way through this complex issue. It is being shown as part of the Festival of Spirituality and Peace.

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